How to maintain a figure during pregnancy

The question of how to maintain a figure during pregnancy worries many women. Especially if before that she was deeply indifferent to her own reflection in the mirror, and the correct number on the scales was synonymous with if not happiness, then certainly self-confidence.

The fear of recovering during pregnancy would not be justified if it were not common enough. Positive examples of models and stars - Claudia Schiffer, Gisele Bundchen or Russian Vodyanova and Valeria, who soon after the next pregnancy show open dresses and beautiful shapes, are not very comforting. They have a different life.

Get rid of superstitions

First of all, it is necessary to part with beliefs that have no medical basis. Ukrainian doctor Yevhen Komarovsky, known far beyond his country, often reiterates that pregnancy is not a disease, but a natural, albeit temporary, condition of a woman. This means that a pregnant woman does not need to constantly lie on the couch and eat for two. Everything that a pregnant woman eats is not divided equally between her and the child. The fruit in any case will get everything he needs. Therefore, it is not necessary to eat and just eat more than a woman usually does.

In early pregnancy, women have an increased appetite. But if you follow the popular rumor that a pregnant woman can not be denied anything, not the mind, the question of how to maintain a figure during pregnancy will soon become relevant.

The optimal weight gain during pregnancy is 12-15 kg. The components of weight gain are as follows:

  • Child - 3-3.5 kg;
  • Placenta - 0.7 kg;
  • Amniotic fluid 0.8-1.0 kg;
  • Uterus - 1.0 kg
  • Breasts - 0.5 kg;
  • Blood volume - 1.8 kg.

The rest is adipose tissue. Being overweight provokes the appearance of varicose veins, causes pain in the buttocks, complicates or makes it impossible to give birth naturally. Do you need it?

We change habits

First of all, a pregnant woman needs to change her eating habits. Not because it will harm the figure. First of all, it will harm the child. Everything eaten passes through the fetus, including, and causes a response in the form of allergic reactions and various pathologies in the unborn child. Therefore, it is better to focus not on how to maintain the figure during pregnancy, but on the health of the child.

A very powerful stimulus!

During pregnancy, forget about the existence of:

  • fatty foods;
  • all kinds of sausages;
  • hot and cold smoked products;
  • any canned and frozen foods;
  • cocoa and everything made from it;
  • coffee;
  • sugar, confectionery with butter cream;
  • fresh yeast products;
  • mayonnaise;
  • mushrooms.


  • vegetables, fruits, berries, avoiding exotic;
  • dairy and sour milk products, cheeses;
  • eggs;
  • lean meat (veal, chicken), fish, seafood;
  • wholemeal bread;
  • cereals;
  • dried fruits;
  • green and herbal tea.

Remember and follow the basic rules:

  • better baked, boiled or steamed than fried;
  • it is better to miss than to move;
  • do not eat if in doubt whether it is possible;
  • do not eat much, especially at night;
  • recover more from lack of physical activity than from excess food, you need to walk more.

Now reread the last two paragraphs and answer the question, how does a pregnant woman's diet differ from the diet on which you sat, wanting to lose weight?

If you do not eat what is not possible, and do not have too much that is allowed, the question of how to maintain a figure during pregnancy, you will not face.